Interlibrary Loan

What is ILL and when should I use it?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the process by which a library requests materials from, or supplies materials to, another library.

ILL is an adjunct to, not a substitute for, adequate collection development in local libraries. Use ILL to provide your patrons access to materials that are not available in your library or in your shared system. For more information, see the links below.

IFLS ILL Staff Contacts: Katie Shay (ILL Consultant), and Cecelia Cole (Resource Sharing & Collection Consultant)

You can also contact IFLS ILL staff by sending an email to, or contacting the IFLS Help Desk by clicking the green button or emailing


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